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Connacht Team Named to Face Ulster

first_imgJoin the Galway Bay FM Crew at the official launch of the Connacht Rugby Jersey, sponsored by Lifestyle Sports this Thursday. Connacht team to face Ulster, Saturday December 26th, 6pm15 Tiernan O’Halloran14 Niyi Adeolokun13 Bundee Aki12 Craig Ronaldson11 Matt Healy10 Jack Carty9 Kieran Marmion1 Finlay Bealham2 Dave Heffernan3 Nathan White4 Ultan Dillane5 Aly Muldowney6 John Muldoon (captain)7 James Connolly8 Eoghan MastersonReplacements:16 Shane Delahunt17 Ronan Loughney18 Rodney Ah You19 Andrew Browne20 Sean O’Brien21 Ian Porter22 AJ MacGinty23 Rory Parataprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made 12 personnel and two positional changes ahead of Ulster’s visit to the Sportsground on St. Stephens Day (kick off 6pm).Niyi Adeolokun, who switches from the left to right wing, and November Player of the Month Craig Ronaldson are the only two remaining from the backline that started against Newcastle on Sunday.Galway man Tiernan O’Halloran returns to take his place at full back while Ronaldson is joined in the centre by the returning Bundee Aki. Matt Healy returns to start on the left wing while the half back pairing sees Jack Carty and Kieran Marmion line out together for the seventh time this season.Up front, only Eoghan Masterson remains from last week, switching to Number 8 to allow captain John Muldoon return at blindside flanker, while Academy flanker James Connolly completes the back row.Ultan Dillane and Aly Muldowney form the second row partnership behind the new front row trio of Finlay Bealham, Dave Heffernan and Ireland international Nathan White.On the bench, both Ronan Loughney and AJ MacGinty have been passed fit for inclusion in this week’s match day squad. Academy players Shane Delahunt, Sean O’Brien and Rory Parata are also included among the replacements.last_img

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